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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2001, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Welding rear end?

A number of members in my club are interested in welding the rear end of their samurai's. only none of us have any experience in this. anyone who has done this can you give me info on what to weld and how to do this?

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From what I have heard you basically weld the spider gears together...but to tell you the truth the last time I asked they got in a 4 page argument on which is better,.....locker or weld!?? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]!!!

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LOCKRIGHT $176 from Northcoast.

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Re: Welding rear end?

I know alot of people have had great success in suzuki's with welded diff's. Check out the mild to wild suzuki website. They will sell you a completely welded third member for like 250.00 Then you always have a spare. I personally don't think that there are any suzuki's made with enough horse power to tear apart a welded diff.
If you do it use 10-60 welding rod I hear it is the best, or is that 60-10 I dunno nothing about welding just repeating what I have read.

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My Two cents.Mine is welded,I like it better than my lockright which went up front.No more being shifting into other lanes when in a turn.Take your diff apart and weld both sides.Use a 70 series rod or wire and find one that has the ability to elongate before breaking.The one I welded up ,now belongs to Trailwalker has the ability for the weld to elongate 25% before breaking.Good luck,RR

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Re: Welding rear end?

I'm welded front and rear and I can go places on 31x10.50 AT's that guy's with boggers have trouble with. You'll notice a bigg diff. on hill and such. My Diffs. were both welded when I get them, but the spyder gears have been welded. I hope this helps a little!

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purevil is it hard to steer with the front weled i herd it makes it tough? or do you have powersteering?

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Re: Welding rear end?

I have a welded rear and lockers up front.I had given Pure Evil his rear end and to date we have had no problem with them.A friend of ours used a 110 welder on his and in one weekend he ground all the welds off.Be sure to use a strong egnough rod or wire and use a welder the uses 220.Lincoln lockers, I think are just as good if not better than a locker if done right.

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Be careful, we've sold quite a few lockers and 3rd members to folks who have destroyed theirs by welding it up.

It may work out fine, but it may just as likely cost you hundreds more than having just gone with a locker to begin with.

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